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Join a community for craft professionals

Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections.

Get the support you need every single day

What’s better than a warm, welcoming community of people who totally understand your needs? Craft Industry Alliance members are here for you, ready to help and collaborate.

Stop wasting time searching for answers

Rather than searching all over for information, what if you had single go-to place to find current and accurate answers to your business questions?  From accounting and legal to marketing and trends, we’ve got it all and in one easy place.

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Here’s what’s included

Whether you’re just starting a craft business, ready to take it to the next level, or want to share your expertise, there’s a place for you here.

As a member, you will get immediate access to:

  • Business resources
  • Community
  • Expert training
  • In-depth courses
  • Discounts on business essentials
  • Mastermind groups
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Business Resources

Our library of content, with in-depth coverage of the topics that matter most to craft industry professionals. Sourcing lists, templates, check-lists, content ideas, lists of service providers, and more.

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Community

Network with industry professionals in our private, members-only Facebook group. Join us for our monthly Craft Business Roundtable, an online, open-agenda member meeting. Plus, list job openings and find new professional opportunities on our Jobs + Opportunities board.

Expert Training

Join us for interactive monthly webinars with legal, accounting, social media, and other industry experts. Can’t attend live? You can watch the recording later in our webinar library.

In-depth Courses

Each of our online courses consists of a series of short videos with transcripts, a discussion forum, and articles and downloadable resources to supplement the coursework.

Craft Industry Alliance Member Discounts

Discounts on Business Essentials

Save money with our member discounts on insurance, software, subscriptions, travel, shipping, office supplies, and pro tools to help you run your business.

Mastermind Groups

Sign up for our premium Mastermind program twice a year. Gather online with a group of fellow craft business owners to share goals, check-in on progress, and stay accountable.

Stay up-to-date with the craft industry

Craft Industry Alliance also strives to inform the community through professionally reported news articles and our weekly Journal newsletter. We also interview and spotlight industry leaders on our bi-monthly podcast.

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Craft Industry alliance has also been featured in a number of podcasts. See a full list on our Press page.

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What our members are saying

“Craft Industry Alliance provides actionable know-how, quality connections, and invaluable resources for anyone in a craft-related business. It is particularily useful for the solopreneur  interested in connecting with this innovative class of businesses, designers, and industry leaders.”
Liz Gibson

Weaver, Educator, Author, Yarn Worker

“I want you all to know how much I appreciate all of your hard work and contributions in creating Craft Industry Alliance for our niche industry. I signed up for this the day it was launched and consider it an indispensable tool and resource for my solopreneur business.”
Stephanie Socha

Interior Designer, Stephanie Socha Design

The resource library is worth it’s cyber-weight in gold! I can find lists of wholesale suppliers, marketing tips, informal legal advice, and checklists that are targeted specifically to the craft industry.
Lyric Kinard

Artist, Author, Educator, Lyric Art

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Craft Industry Alliance?

We’re a trusted source of industry information, creative inspiration, and community for craft professionals. Through our educational resources, we help our members build viable businesses, and build community within the craft industry.

What if my business is brand new?

Our members operate businesses of all sizes. You’ll find sole proprietors working alone at home or at a studio, retail shops that have many employees, and manufacturers with warehouses and offices. Whether you’re just launching a business, or have been in the industry for decades, you’ll be welcome in our community.

Can I join if my business is outside the USA?

Yes! Our community is open to craft industry professionals all over the world. Some of our legal resources (eg: copyright, taxes) are most applicable to US-based businesses. Overall, we keep content applicable to a global community of craft professionals.

Will my membership auto-renew?

Yes, all memberships will renew automatically, unless you decide to cancel. Members are welcome to cancel anytime. If your business has grown, and you’d like to move to a new membership tier, you can adjust your account at any time.

How do I cancel my membership?

Cancelling is easy, and takes less than a minute. Visit the subscription tab of your account page to find the cancel button. You can also email hello@craftindustryalliance.org for assistance. Account changes must be made before your auto-renewal date. Contact us within 14 days of your auto-renewal to request a refund.

Is there a jurying process?

Not at this time. When you join Craft Industry Alliance, you’ll be required to submit your business name, contact and billing information, and a few stats on how you run your businesses.

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